Working Beyond WheelsBy New Mobility, Vol. 21, No. 202, pp. 23-26, 54
Publication Date: July 2010
Article features individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) who have found employment outside the disability related fields of health care and support services. Individuals profiled include (1) the owner of an energy consulting company who has encountered no physical barriers in the workplace as the work is focused on software development; (2) the manager of a personal care products retail shop who works from her wheelchair with the help of accommodations such as a lowered cash register and gets help from other employees with restocking tasks; (3) an Iowa farmer with an incomplete SCI who is able to work with the aid of gate openers, a concrete floor in the barn, and lifts for two tractors and a John Deere all terrain vehicle, equipment and accommodations obtained through Easter Seals and Voc Rehab; (4) a woman working part time in customer service following SCI while pursuing a degree in mortuary science at a wheelchair accessible college of funeral service; and (5) a real estate agent who works as a buyer’s representative with the aid of an assistant who takes clients through the homes. A resource list of organizations providing assistance to people with disabilities seeking employment and accommodations is included.
Published by: No Limits Communications Inc. (Website:http://www.newmobility.com)